About us

The Foundation of Vlad Plahotniuc "EDELWEISS" is a non-governmental, non-profit and apolitical organization, established by the businessmen Vlad Plahotniuc with the objective of developing equal opportunities for the talented people of the Republic of Moldova.


Our mission is to contribute to the development of the society by developing projects in the following areas: cultural, educational and social.


All of the foundation’s initiatives are based on the idea that people have to have the opportunity to fully develop their potential in order to contribute to the development of the society we live in. This can be achieved by developing opportunities for talented people, offering support for the capable youth, by encouraging initiatives which stimulate people’s potential to improve their living and support programs which foster our society’s progress.

Our organization believes in each and every person’s right to build its own destiny and future. We believe in the youth, because enthusiasm, dynamism and innovation forces reside in them, as well as in the elderly because they reflect the beliefs, the wisdom, and the experience of generations.

Message from the founder

The  Foundation of Vlad Plahotniuc "EDELWEISS" has entered its sixth year of activity in the field of charity. Everything we achieved during this period – the national campaigns, positive results, changes for the better which we managed to bring – all this encourage us to continue for many years from now. We want to be next to those who need a reliable support, those talented people, who are fighting for their lives, for a better life here in Moldova.

When people encounter greater difficulties they seek support from close friends, from charitable foundations and people of influence, they seek state support. Fair enough. Until Moldovan institutions will become stronger in order to offer comprehensive support to those who need it, I will continue to provide help through my work, including along with the Foundation of Vlad Plahotniuc "EDELWEISS"

I am doing this believing that every young person supported by the Foundation of Vlad Plahotniuc "EDELWEISS" will help in his turn other colleagues, other friends. By helping every family to overcome their difficulties, we inspire local communities: to engage and help in their turn. In this way, year after year, Moldova helps itself.

Vlad Plahotniuc, Founder